International Trips

Everything from experiencing a new culture to trying new foods.

Winter Break Trip: Singapore & Bintan 2018

The program to Singapore and Bintan was a fun and learning experience for all of us (teachers & PD included!). The first leg was initiated with interactive sessions on leadership, team work & the social impact of leadership. The subsequent days saw the students free themselves of their inhibitions; and worked as a team in the tower building activity & in the escape room. The evenings were filled with fun times at Gardens by the Bay and the Spectra light show.

In leg to Bintan Island, the students learnt about the creative Safe Water Gardening practices; and put teamwork to into play when kayaking in pairs. The students conquered their fears by sky walking on coconut trees and jumping on the flying fox. A healthy mix of culture and diversity was demonstrated when the students competed in the raft building and racing activity with the students from a local orphanage.

The program culminated in the presentation of the UN MDG inspired projects the students worked upon.

“My son has been expressing his excellent experience and what he learnt during the program. I appreciate the team’s efforts and care to help him overcome his hesitation to experience new challenges.”

Mohamed AlNuaimi

“She was excited, the activities and the experience, the trip over all was perfect for her, no bad comments at all, thank you for everything, she wished it’s more 2 days, to explore more.”

Linda Hamadeh

“Thanks for taking care of them and providing them with such amazing experience.”

Abdul Aziz AlObaidli

USA 2018

The students of Horizon Private School – Branch enjoyed an experiential learning trip to the United States of America.

Their trip fulfilled their NASA dream while getting hands-on skills in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) followed by two fun-filled days at theme parks with enriching and interactive adventures. Students were enthralled spending a day at the national capital of USA to know what makes it so special, and finally visited “The Big Apple” New York City.

“This US trip taught me time management, being wise and accepting other people as friends. I loved all the places we went to and the new people I met while travelling. My coolest moment on the program was writing a story.”

Eissa K Halafalhosani

“I loved all the places we went to and especially when we did the Cape Town activity at Niagara Falls. It made me realize how important it is to give back to the environment and to help those in need to make sure the country is a safe and happy place.”

Rita Ghrayeb

“I couldn’t wait to tell my parents about all the experiences I went through and how brave I felt on this US trip. I learned how to be independent and happy.”

Mohammad Ahmad Kidwai

France and Italy 2018

During their trip to south of France and Italy, students of Horizon Private School – Branch had the unforgettable experience of exploring some of the most elaborate and extravagant sites, as well as having the opportunity to practice the languages and connect with people. They attended daily French lessons for oral participation, scenarios, written production, and note taking at the renowned CMEF School in Nice.

“I loved all the museums we visited and how much we learned. I would love to start speaking French to my parents since I learned a lot in the French classes.”

Rayanne Eid

“On this amazing trip, I learned some new French vocabulary. I also learned how to be self-dependent, and how to adapt to new environments. All the activities at CMEF School were especially very nice, same with the greenery of the places we visited.”

Abu Mahfoud

“We made some unforgettable memories like the breathtaking view of Monaco and the old villages in France and Italy.”

A Student